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This Wearable Patch May Provide Painless, More Effective Chemotherapy For Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. In the United States, about 100,350 new melanoma cases will be diagnosed and 6,850 people will die of it in 2020. Conventional therapies for this skin cancer include chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, these treatments produce toxicity and severe side effects due to the aggressive and recurrent […]
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Proteus Ends Deal with Otsuka, Refocuses on Oncology and Infectious Diseases Treatment

Proteus has prematurely ended its high profile $88 million deal with Otsuka, reports MobiHealthNews. Proteus’ CEO, Andrew Thompson, told STAT News that the company and Otsuka Pharmaceutical have ended a deal in which Otsuka had been paying Proteus to help it develop a portfolio of digital medicines for serious mental health conditions. Read more This […]
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Optune: FDA-Approved Wearable for Innovative Treatment of Glioblastoma

Optune, a wearable device from Novocure delivers Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) to slow down or stop glioblastoma cancer cells from dividing, and destroys the cancer without disrupting healthy, resting cells. Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer that begins within the brain. Glioblastoma can occur at any age, but tends to occur more often in older […]
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Big Data Can Help Predict Personal Health Risks, Stanford Study Shows

Tracking genetic and molecular health data regularly – rather than only when a health condition arises – can help physicians predict the onset of disease and provide insights into the development of highly personalized treatments, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators. Prof. Michael Snyder, […]
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UMich Scientists Develop Wearable Device that Captures Live Bloodborne Cancer Cells

Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a wearable device that could soon replace traditional biopsies to diagnose cancer. The watch-sized device can harvest more than three times as many cancer cells than a standard blood test, according to the researchers. This novel device could help doctors to identify cancer in the blood that […]
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Handheld melanoma detector

Canadian Researcher Develop Low-Cost Handheld Cancer Probe to Detect Melanoma Early

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, affecting more than 130,000 people worldwide each year. Although this cancer is easily visible on the skin, it is hard to differentiate between harmless and harmful moles. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have now developed a simple and compact device that uses laser to can […]
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